就是

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

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Conjunction[edit]

就是

  1. even if; even though (The verb of the following sentence will be preceded by )
    • 就是下雨,我们要去。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Jiùshì xiàyǔ, wǒmen yào qù. [Pinyin]
      We shall go,even if it rains.
    • 就是让她来,晚了。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Jiùshìràng tā lái, wǎn le. [Pinyin]
      Even if she comes it will be too late.
  2. even
    • 就是现在,他的步子还是很壮健有力的。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Jiùshì xiànzài, tā de bùzǐ háishì hěn zhuàngjiàn yǒulì de. [Pinyin]
      Even now he walked with a vigorous step.
  3. (emphasis) just, really
    • 我从不吃菠菜。我就是不喜欢那味儿。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Wǒ cóngbù chī bōcài. wǒ jiùshì bù xǐhuān nà wèi'ér. [Pinyin]
      I never eat spinach. I just don't like the taste.
  4. like, in the same way as

Usage note[edit]

就是... is used to express "even if" in case of an hypotetical statement.

it is the same as 即便..., 哪怕... and 就算.... There is differencies with the last two : 就算 give a feeling that the hypothetis has little chance of being realized and 哪怕 is stronger.

if the statement is not hypotetical, 虽然...但是 is used.

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Interjection[edit]

就是

  1. it sure is!; exactly!

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Verb[edit]

就是

  1. is precisely; is none other than
    • John 1.4
      生命在他里头。这生命就是人的光。
      shēngmìng zaì tā lǐtou. Zhè shēngmìng jiùshì rén de guāng.
      In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

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